Re: NTLK How you handle attachments?

From: Dan Rowley (
Date: Wed Dec 22 1999 - 14:18:08 EST

> At 12:12 AM -0500 12/18/99, NewtonTalk wrote:
>> And what about sending a file from NewtWorks which I want to open in
>> Word? There is no way to "save as" and put it into any format like
>> RTF or DOC. I do have XPort installed which will send in RTF, but
>> that won't send over my ethernet connection, so I'd have to
>> disconnect my keyboard to do it, which is a pain. (I know, never
>> satisfied...). What options are there (or anre there none?)
> X-Port will allow you to e-mail Works documents as RTF streams but
> they go out as body text, not as attachments. Your recipients have to
> be smart enough to save the e-mail body as a .txt file then rename
> the .txt file to a .rtf, then open it in an RTF-compatable
> application such as MS-Word.
> It would be a really nifty feature enhancement for X-Port to send RTF
> as a MIME attachment.
> Further, .bmp RTF documents won't open on my PC. They display the
> text but not the graphics. PICT RTFs work as expected on a Macintosh.
> Cross-platform connectivity with Newton has come a long way, but it's
> still missing several crucial elements.

    Word sometimes has trouble with the .bmp RTF documents, but WordPAD
seems to open them just fine. Odd. Also in Word, you have to make sure
you're in the 'preview' view, or you won't see the images. As for the
body/attachment thing, I'm aware that it's annoying, but at the time that I
wrote X-Port, there was no standard mailer interface, so I would have had to
target each mailer app separately, assuming they had attachment APIs at


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